1. “Dr. Pegoda” is fully gender neutral. Decolonizing my gender is apparently a life-long process. 2. For a number of reasons, I have never liked “Mr. Pegoda.” (Following conventions, I used “Professor […]
This evening it occurred to me (when I wasn’t trying to have any new ideas!) that it would be worth thinking through the recent specific emphasis on STEM programs (I first heard […]
They need to be challenged, really challenged and pushed beyond their limits. They need working understandings of how everything is culturally constructed and subjective, including the system of education they are in. They need the […]
Now that I have four academic degrees and am currently not a student for the first time in my life, I have been critically accessing the education I received and its quality. Before going too […]
Almost since I first head about the “new, radical” notion of teaching history backward, I have been intrigued. I first heard about it while overhearing a conversation–while presenting a paper at Rice University […]
There are so many things that I love about teaching. One being that I have academic freedom to try different things. Today, I discuss my very successful experiment with Final Exams!! Some time ago I […]
In addition to the usual one million plus things to do related to teaching, the next two weeks are going to be even busier!